Car wash raises funds for Red Cross

Customers were queuing up at Alexander Bain's charity car wash.
Customers were queuing up at Alexander Bain's charity car wash.

A car wash organised by a Forfar funeral director has raised more than £200 to help a campaign that combats loneliness.

The team at Alexander Bain, part of Co-op Funeralcare, was keen to organise an event to raise funds for the British Red Cross, Co-op’s charity partner, and promote their cause.

Robert Colburn, British Red Cross operations director for East Scotland, said: “We’d like to thank Co-op Funeralcare in Forfar for arranging this charity car wash. The money raised helps to combat loneliness and improve the lives of many people across communities.”

The car wash was open for three hours, during which time the team washed almost 40 vehicles.

Rod Mclaren, manager, praised the generosity of customers.

He said: “The team experience first-hand the loneliness that some members of the community feel, and so we wanted to do something to bring that community together.

“We were all really impressed by the generosity of our customers, with some donating twice the expected amount. We’d like to thank each and every one of them.”